WHPS Reopening Schools Campaign

One Community. One Year.

Reopening Schools 2020 ~ One Community. One Year.

WHPS believes in the power of coming together to make a difference. Students, families, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Reopening Schools 2020 Campaign by submitting creative multilingual public service announcements (PSAs).

The theme for the campaign is One Community. One Year. The purpose of the campaign is to unite our community and to spread information- not the virus. Now more than every, WHPS needs everyone's help to protect our community. You can also help us to fight the stigma and misinformation so that we begin and finish the 2020-2021 school year in positive, safe and healthy ways! Show your school spirit, care and support in any language and mode of expression.

As we prepare for a new school year, we need your help to spread the word about ways in which we can keep each other safe and healthy. There are four important safety messages that all members of our community must know and remember (see details linked below):

  1. Handwashing is an easy and effective way to prevent the spread of germs and prevent infections.

  2. Wearing face masks helps us to protect each other when we wear and handle them correctly.

  3. Six feet physical distancing keeps us socially connected and slows the spread of COVID-19.

  4. Being a better friend or ally helps us to be aware of and sensitive to the needs of others, as well as when, where and how to seek assistance for self and others.

We want to make this an inclusive, interactive and educational community activity! We invite students, teachers, staff and families at each school to showcase their care, compassion and commitment to a safe, positive and healthy 2020-2021 school year. There are several cool and educational ways that the entire school can participate in the One Community. One Year. campaign.

  1. Select a topic from above (hand washing, wearing a mask, physical distancing, allying).

  2. Design/arrange a creative expression on the topic of your choice.

  3. Submit your Public Service Announcement (PSA) using the One Community. One Year link below by Friday, August 28th.


  • Video: Create/Produce a 1-2 minute infomercial

  • Song/Jingle: Write/arrange and/or perform a 1-2 minute vocal or instrumental piece

  • Dance: Perform a 1-2 minute dance or artistic form of movement

  • Poetry: Write and/or read/recite a short poem or prose

  • Skit: Act out a short skit

  • Poster: Draw/Design a poster illustration

  • Coding/Gaming: Create a computer application

One Community. One Year. public service announcements can be submitted using a link below. Submissions that follow the core values WHPS will be displayed or aired throughout the West Hartford community and/or your school community during the school year through audio and video announcements, hallway displays, website posts, WHC-TV, West Hartford website etc.

It is up to each of us to help protect our community. Let’s be creative and show our support for a safe, positive and healthy 2020 school year. ALSO SEE FLYER.

In Community,

Reopening Schools 2020 Community Outreach Advisory


Wednesday, July 29th, 8am to Friday, Aug. 28th, 12pm

This is an online event.